Little Known Facts About Lure Colours – And Why They Matter 

1.Do fish see colors?

Fish are like humans who can see color. The retina of fish contains rods and cones. Cones are the cells that distinguish colors. Some fish can see ultraviolet and some are sensitive to polarised light.

fish eye

2.Factors Affecting Lure Color Selection

There are many factors that the choice of lure color, such as the clarity of the water, the depth of the water and the reflection of light, etc.

The clarity of the water directly affects which color lure works best. We can use natural or light-colored fishing lures in clear water. In murky water, brighter, more vibrant colored fishing lures can attract the attention of predatory fish.

Warm colors such as reds, oranges, and yellows tend to fade quickly as the depth of the water increases and the light gets weaker. The blues and greens remain visible as long as there is light. During the day, fish rely more on cone cells. And rod cells take over as light dwindles. In low light or at night, fish rely more on rod cells. Fishing lures with contrasting colors work better in this situation. So it makes sense to use brighter colored and cooler colored lures in low light or darkness.

Reflection of light also makes a difference. The sunlight reflecting off a brightly colored lure will look vastly different underwater and to the fish. After lighting, different wavelengths of light are reflected from the brightly colored lure, which can make the lure show different colors when it moves, attracting the attention of the fish.

3.Equipped with lures of various colors

You can't fish in changing conditions with just one color of lure, you need to be equipped with lures of various colors. If you are fishing in a particular area with the black lure, and the speed of fishing slows down after you catch the fish, you should try a different color lure. Because the fish may be used to black lure, but if you use yellow lure it may attract fish. You also need to switch the lure color when you encounter cloudy, sunny, rainy, or high winds.


Post time: Aug-26-2022